At long last, the third season of the Urban Astronomer Podcast has kicked off! We thought the last season went so well that we’ve decided to keep things much as they are, with perhaps the occasional news segment added in whenever something interesting has happened. So for the most part, that means twelve episodes, alternating between interviews with people who have some sort of a connection to South African astronomy, and science explainy bits where I answer the questions that … Continue reading →
About Allen Versfeld
Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids, a barely competent chess player, and the owner and publisher of the Urban Astronomer podcast and website. He is also the director of the Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he tries to help ASSA members do good work with citizen science projects.
This is just a short note to let you know that we’re still here, and that the new season launches next week! Long-time listeners have been waiting for this since February, but I don’t think there’s anybody left on Earth who couldn’t guess which world-changing event caused our schedule to slip! Still, after eight weeks in lock-down, it’s time to start delivering on our promises. Tune in next week to hear the first exciting episode of the new season of … Continue reading →
It’s time to drag myself out of pandemic induced home-schooling home-working anxiety-fueled torpor. We took a break last week, so it’s up to me to air out the tents, wake up the porters, get the performers warmed up and open up the Carnival of Space! Come one, come all, young and old, scientist and keen amateur, take your seat and enjoy this week’s finest writing on space science and astronomy. The show starts now! Universe Today How were Supermassive Black … Continue reading →
Since our last episode aired, in early December last year, I’ve had people ask me when the third season will begin. Well the good news is: Soon! Guests have been booked, interviews will be recorded over the next few weeks, and science explainy bits… well. That’s where you come in! If you’ve got questions you’d like to hear answered in one of the Urban Astronomer Podcast Patented Science Explainy Bits then why not put them in an email and send … Continue reading →
This week’s carnival features Universe Today, The Hill, Medium, Next Big Future and Space in AfricaContinue reading →